New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

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Opinion: NYU needs to create more work-study jobs

Receiving a work-study grant can mean very little if there are no jobs to use it on.
Nikkala Kovacevik, Deputy Opinion Editor February 9, 2023

When I was applying to college, I was keenly aware of just how much financial aid would affect where I would attend. My ability to be at NYU in the first place was largely contingent...

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NYU commits to Tandon expansion with new billion-dollar investment

NYU announced that it will spend $1 billion on the Tandon School of Engineering in an effort to compete with top engineering schools nationwide.
Yezen Saadah, Deputy News Editor December 2, 2022

NYU president Andrew Hamilton announced a long-term $1 billion investment in the Tandon School of Engineering on Wednesday, Nov. 30, weeks after the university’s September purchase...

The facade of a brick building. A small plaque reads: “New York University Silver School of Social Work.” To the right, a gray-haired man wearing a jean jacket walks by.

Opinion: NYU’s Silver School of Social Work should be tuition-free

New York City has the highest demand for social workers of any city in the country. NYU should make tuition free to fill that demand.
Noah Zaldivar, Contributing Writer November 2, 2022

Although gratifying, the field of social work is stressful and emotionally taxing. In their interactions with clients and communities, social workers often encounter feelings of...

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NYU students start applying for Biden loan forgiveness program

After the application for the program opened on Oct. 17, some students said it would partially or completely pay off their loans.
Carmo Moniz, Deputy News Editor October 21, 2022

Many NYU students who have taken out loans may benefit from President Joe Biden’s student loan forgiveness program, which began accepting applications on Monday, Oct. 17. While...

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Opinion: NYU should reduce students’ out-of-pocket costs

Students pay thousands of dollars out of pocket on top of already expensive tuition. It’s time the university helped bring down those costs.
Pia Sharma, Staff Writer October 12, 2022

NYU is widely recognized as one of the best schools in the country. Just this year, its ranking jumped three spots, which places it in the top 25 — and some people have even...

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Opinion: NYU students have the privilege to start fighting for the ideals we preach

Some of the NYU students that identify with leftist ideals are the bourgeois they speak against.
Caitie Drucker, Contributing Writer September 14, 2022

On the first day of classes at NYU, my literature professor opened the course saying “You know, you guys are just paying to be in the bourgeoisie, right?” Everyone in the class...

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I used to be an RA. Here’s why I quit.

Working as a resident assistant at NYU means navigating a minefield.
Aleksandra Goldberg, Under the Arch Voices Editor February 18, 2022

When I applied to NYU, I knew I would be paying most of my tuition. I don’t come from a family that could afford a robust college savings account. My parents help me when they...

The holidays can be expensive. Here are some items that are worth the hefty price tag. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

Sometimes, expensive gifts… are better

If you’re at NYU, there’s a decent chance that you know some rich people who helped get you here. Here are expensive gifts that are actually worth the money that you can ask them for.
Alexandra Chan, Alex Tey and Alex Tran December 10, 2021

As winter break approaches, here’s a holiday gift guide to help you to take advantage of the rich people in your life. When they ask how to ease their conscience, you can answer...

The cancellation of YDSA’s tuition strike should not be viewed as a failure. Rather, it shows the lengths that students are willing to go to demand action from the university. (Staff Photo by Alexandra Chan)

Letter to the Editor: The NYU YDSA tuition strike laid the foundation for future organizing

Despite the obstacles to organizing at a school like NYU, YDSA’s tuition strike proved that students are willing to take action to demand the university they deserve. A response to “NYU YDSA strikes out,” Nov. 12.
Jake Colosa, Contributing Writer November 19, 2021

Last week, a WSN opinion piece argued that the NYU Young Democratic Socialists of America chapter’s failed tuition strike “did not demonstrate the same resolve or organization”...

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NYU affordability decreases as net price tops peer institutions

NYU’s net price — found by subtracting the average financial aid award from total cost — is higher than its peer institutions.
Gianna Jirak, Staff Writer October 28, 2021

Correction, Nov. 22: A previous version of this article incorrectly interpreted data from tuition increases. NYU tuition increases have not outpaced those of its peer institutions....

National student loan debt reached a record high in 2021, leaving millions of Americans struggling to pay back their debt. As January approaches and the pause on student loan payments reverses, NYC’s Debt Collective — the first national union of debtors — seeks to cancel the destructive debt cycle once and for all. (Photo by Kristian Burt)

NYC Debt Collective seeks to end student loan burdens

With national student debt at a record high, the New York City chapter of a national debtors’ union is seeking to cancel loan payments through legal action and community organizing.
Kristian Burt, Contributing Writer October 5, 2021

CAS sophomore Anthony Portillo was walking through Washington Square Park in September when he noticed a stand with the words “Biden, sign the executive order” emblazoned on...

383 Lafayette St. houses the Office of the Bursar which deals with student financial aid. When it comes to financial aid allocation, transfer students are at a great disadvantage. (Staff Photo by Alex Tran)

Opinion: NYU should expand institutional financial aid for transfer students

NYU remains one of the most expensive universities in the United States. Despite its overwhelming financial resources, its financial aid options for transfer students are inexcusably paltry.
Morgan Caramello, Staff Writer October 4, 2021

It is a university’s responsibility to care for its students, but transfer students at NYU are often left with their financial needs unmet. NYU, which boasts a whopping $4.7...